Public Relations, 1987
Vice-President, Aboriginal Relations and Major Accounts, NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul Services
Andy Popko has spent over 40 years in the oil and energy sector working closely with western Canada’s Indigenous Peoples to develop equitable joint venture partnerships that will protect Indigenous land rights. For his work, Popko was named an honorary chief at Heart Lake First Nations and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 from the Tribal Chiefs Institute. Popko is the first non-Indigenous person to be presented with the award, which was presented on behalf of the Treaty 6 Chiefs. Today, he is vice-president of Aboriginal relations at NC Services Group Limited and a director at the energy startup, Bitcrude.